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 University of Birmingham

Address: Birmingham B15 2TT

Description  University of Birmingham

One of the most famous universities in the UK, Birmingham University, was founded in 1900 and from the very beginning was aimed at teaching business disciplines. It serves as a kind of follower of the Royal College of Birmingham, which was founded in 1828. In 1902 a special Department of Commerce was established here, and for the first time in the UK it became possible to obtain a degree in business. In 1989, there was a merger in the Department of Accounting and Finance, which led to the establishment of a successful and popular Business School. Today the structure of the university includes, in addition to the Business School, the school of continuing education and 18 faculties, where you can get the specialties in demand in the modern world.

The total number of students reaches 24,000 students, many here and foreign students - about 4,300 people from 147 world countries. In many areas, Birmingham University is considered to be the leader in its country and one of the world's flagships:

  • Environmental studies
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering specialties
  • Music
  • Law and international relations
  • Political science
  • Materials Science
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Means of communication and the mass media
  • The right
  • Chemistry
  • Sociology.

The research areas of the university are considered to be among the best in the country: approximately 30 of them received the highest scores as a result of a national audit (5 out of 6 possible), and four received the highest mark. There are also a lot of "stars" among the scientific directions: about 65% of the total (about 50 courses) received scores of 5 out of 6, and 7 earned the highest score of 5 * (whereas in the whole country the indicator of such successful courses in universities is at the level about 39%).

The University belongs to the prestigious group The Russell Group: it is the union of the 20 most powerful, popular and prestigious universities in the UK. It is the Russell Group that accounts for 56% of protected dissertations and 65% of scientific grants. In addition, the University of Birmingham is the founder of the international group Universitas 21, which also includes the universities of Nottingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh, the best universities in New Zealand, the USA, Australia, Sweden, Canada, Singapore, China and South Korea. This opens up to the students the widest opportunities for internships and practical studying in other countries, joint research and project work with students from around the world.

The campus of the University of Birmingham occupies a vast territory about 10 minutes by electric train from the city center, and the station is located directly on the base of the university, which is very convenient for students.

After graduating, he can use the International Graduates Scheme (IGS) program and stay in England for 1 year. This course has been in operation since May 2007 and provides a valuable opportunity to test the knowledge and skills gained in practice - but it is important to have time to apply for the program within 1 year after graduation.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in  University of Birmingham

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A special preparatory program is intended for graduates of schools.

If the student successfully completes the Foundation course, then he is guaranteed a place on the chosen bachelor's program. The duration of study at the Foundation is 2 semesters (1 academic year): the students significantly improve their knowledge of English, and also study academic subjects, which they will need in the future to master the chosen specialty. The following directions are offered:

  • Social and Human Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Business
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Art
  • Physics.

The course is available to students from the age of 17: the program starts in September, but the documents are accepted until May 30.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) Degrees

The program for obtaining the first degree and the diploma of higher education is designed for students from 18 years of age who have completed the secondary school and preparatory program of the Foundation. Also, students who have international certificates of the Sixth Form: A-level or IB programs can apply for the bachelor's degree.

Depending on the chosen specialty, the duration of studying is 3-4 academic years. Beginning classes in October, the documents are usually accepted until May 30.

The university offers a wide range of programs and directions: only about 49 specialties.

Postgraduate Degrees at the University of Birmingham are represented in a variety of ways, divided into different faculties and departments:

  • Birmingham Business School (12 specialties)
  • School of Social Sciences (20 specialties)
  • School of Law (7 specialties)
  • School of Public Policy (15 destinations)
  • School of Humanities (4 specialties)
  • School of Historical Studies (6 destinations)
  • School of Engineering (6 courses)
  • School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (2 courses)
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Computer Science.

All master's programs fall into two categories: study (Taught) and research (Research and PhD):

  • Taught last for an academic year (12 months)
  • Research and PhD are designed for 2-3 years.

In general, students can enroll in master's programs from 21 years and older. Classes begin in October, and documents are accepted until July 15.

Accommodation and food

Each student can get a place in one of the student residences - each is beautifully furnished and equipped with everything necessary for comfortable living, and the journey time to the university will be about 10-30 minutes of easy walking. Please note that the room rate is charged separately. The price of studying and accommodating also includes food, personal pocket expenses, transportation costs, teaching materials, books and manuals .

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Accounting and Finance BSc, Aerospace Engineering BEng, Aerospace Engineering BEng, Aerospace Engineering MEng, Aerospace Engineering MEng, aging, American and Canadian Studies with year abroad BA, Ancient and Medieval History BA, Ancient and Medieval History BA, Ancient History BA, Ancient History BA, Anthropology and African Studies BA, Anthropology and African Studies BA, Anthropology and Classical Literature and Civilization BA, Anthropology and History BA, Anthropology and Political Science BA, Applied Golf Management Studies BSc (Hons), Applied Golf Management Studies BSc (Hons), Archaeology & Ancient History and History BA, Archaeology and Ancient History BA, Archaeology and Anthropology BA, art, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science BSc with a year in industry, Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Law, astronomy, astrophysics, BA (Hons) Education and Sociology, BA African Studies, BA African Studies with Development, BA American and Canadian Studies, BA Classical Literature & Civilization and Philosophy, BA Classical Literature and Civilization, Biochemistry (Genetics) BSc (Hons), Biochemistry BSc (Hons), Biochemistry MSci (Hons), Biochemistry with an International Year BSc (Hons), Biochemistry with Professional Placement MSci (Hons), Biochemistry with Study in Continental Europe BSc (Hons), Biological sciences, Biological Sciences (Genetics) BSc (Hons), Biological Sciences (Zoology) BSc (Hons), Biological Sciences BSc (Hons), Biological Sciences MSci (Hons), Biological Sciences with an International Year BSc (Hons), Biological Sciences with Professional Placement MSci (Hons), Biological Sciences with Study in Continental Europe BSc (Hons), Biomedical Ethics and Law, Biomedical Materials Science BMedSc, Biomedical Science BSc, Biomedicine, business, Business Management (Year in Industry) BSc, Business Management BSc, Business Management BSc (Dubai Campus), Business Management BSc with Integrated Foundation Year, Business Management with Communications and Year in Industry BSc, Business Management with Communications BSc, Business Management with Marketing and Year in Industry BSc, Business Management with Marketing and Year in Industry BSc, Business Management with Marketing BSc, Business Management with Marketing BSc, Business Studies with Law LLB, Cardiovascular medicine, Caring for people, Chemical Engineering (International Study) MEng, Chemical Engineering BEng, Chemical Engineering MEng, Chemical Engineering with Foundation Year, Chemical Engineering with Industrial Study BEng, Chemical Engineering with Industrial Study MEng, Chemical Engineering with International and Industrial Study MEng, chemistry, Chemistry BSc, Chemistry MSci, Chemistry with a Modern Language BSc, Chemistry with a Modern Language BSc, Chemistry with a Modern Language MSci, Chemistry with a Modern Language MSci, Chemistry with Business Management BSc, Chemistry with Business Management BSc, Chemistry with Business Management MSci, Chemistry with Foundation Year, Chemistry with Industrial Experience MSci, Chemistry with Pharmacology BSc, Chemistry with Pharmacology BSc, Chemistry with Pharmacology MSci, Chemistry with Study Abroad MSci, Civil and Railway Engineering BEng, Civil and Railway Engineering MEng, Civil Engineering BEng, Civil Engineering MEng, Civil Engineering with Industrial Experience MEng, Civil Engineering with International Study MEng, Classical Literature and Civilization BA, Classics BA, Clinical Anatomy BSc - Intercalated Degree, Clinical medicine, Clinical Science BMedSc - Intercalated Degree, Communicable Diseases in International Health, computer science, Computer Science / Software Engineering MEng, Computer Science / Software Engineering MEng, Computer Science / Software Engineering MEng with a year in industry, Computer Science BSc, Computer Science with Digital Technology Partnership BSc, Computer Science with Study Abroad BSc, Computer Science with Study Abroad MSci, Contemporary Medical Statistics, Dental Hygiene and Therapy BSc, Dental Surgery BDS, Dissertation Project, Drama and English BA, Economics and Political Science BSc, Economics BSc, Economics BSc, Economics BSc with Integrated Foundation Year, Economics with German BSc, Economics with German BSc, Economics with Spanish BSc, Education BA (Hons), Education BA (Hons), Electrical and Railway Engineering BEng, Electrical and Railway Engineering MEng, Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng, Electronic and Electrical Engineering MEng, Electronic and Electrical Engineering with Industrial Year BEng, Electronic and Electrical Engineering with Industrial Year MEng, engineering, Engineering and Physical Sciences Pathway, Engineering BEng, Engineering Foundation Year, Engineering MEng, English and Classical Literature & Civilization BA, English and Creative Writing BA, English and Creative Writing BA, English and Film BA, English and History BA, English and History of Art BA, English and Philosophy BA, English BA, English Language and Linguistics BA, English Language and Literature BA, English Language BA, Environmental science, Environmental Science BSc (Hons), Environmental Science MSci (Hons), Environmental Science with Professional Placement Abroad (Australasia) BSc (Hons), Environmental Science with Year Abroad BSc (Hons), Ethics in Research, French Studies and Geography BA, French Studies and History BA, French Studies and Mathematics BA, Genomics, geography, Geography and German Studies BA, Geography and History BA, Geography and Urban and Regional Planning BSc (Hons), Geography BA (Hons), Geography BSc (Hons), Geography with International Year MSci (Hons), Geography with Year Abroad BA (Hons), Geography with Year Abroad BSc (Hons), Geology and Physical Geography BSc (Hons), Geology and Physical Geography MSci (Hons), Geology and Physical Geography with an International Year MSci (Hons), Geology BSc (Hons), Geology MSci (Hons), Geology with an International Year MSci (Hons), German Studies and History BA, Graduates LLB, Health Management and Leadership - Intercalated Degree, Hispanic Studies and History BA, history, History and Philosophy BA, History and Political Science BA, History and Russian Studies BA, History and Theology BA, History of art, History of Art BA, History of Art BA, History of Medicine BMedSc - Intercalated Degree, History of Occupational Health and Medicine, human and society, Human Biology BSc (Hons), Human Biology BSc (Hons), Human Biology MSci (Hons), Human Biology MSci (Hons), Human Biology with an International Year BSc (Hons), Human Biology with an International Year BSc (Hons), Human Biology with Professional Placement MSci (Hons), Human Biology with Professional Placement MSci (Hons), Human Neuroscience BSc (Hons), immunology, immunotherapy, infectious diseases, International Business BSc, International Business with Communications BSc, International Business with Language BSc, International Health BMedSc - Intercalated Degree, International Health Research Design, International Health Research Project, International Healthcare Organization, International Law and Globalization LLB, International Law and Globalization LLB, International Relations BA, International Relations with Economics BA, International Relations with Economics with Year Abroad BA, International Relations with French BA, International Relations with German BA, International Relations with Spanish BA, jurisprudence, Law LLB, Law with Criminology LLB, Law with French Law LLB, Law with German Law LLB, Liberal Arts and Sciences BA / BSc / MArt / MSci, LLB Law with Business Studies, LLB Law with French Law, LLB Law with German Law, Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering BEng, Materials Science and Engineering BEng, Materials Science and Engineering MEng, Mathematical Economics and Statistics BSc, Mathematics and Computer Science BSc, Mathematics and Computer Science MSci, Mathematics and Computer Science with Industrial Year MSci, Mathematics and Music BA, Mathematics and Philosophy BA, Mathematics MSci, Mathematics with a Year in Industry BSc, Mathematics with an International Year BSc, Mathematics with Business Management BSc, Mathematics with Business Management BSc, Mathematics with Business Management MSci, Mathematics with Business Management MSci, Mathematics with Study in Continental Europe BSc, MBChB Graduate Entry Course, Mechanical and Materials Engineering BEng, Mechanical and Materials Engineering BEng, Mechanical Engineering (Automotive) BEng, Mechanical Engineering (Automotive) MEng, Mechanical Engineering MEng, Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering BEng, Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering MEng, Medical Biochemistry BSc (Hons), Medical Biochemistry BSc (Hons), Medical Science BMedSc - Intercalated Degree, Medical sciences, Medical, Life and Geo Sciences Pathway, Medicine and Society, 1750 - 1950, Medicine and Surgery MBChB, Mental Health and Deafness Certificate / Advanced Certificate, metabolism, metallurgy, Metallurgy BEng, microbiology, Modern Languages ​​and English BA, Modern Languages ​​and History of Art BA, Modern Languages ​​and Music BA, Modern Languages ​​BA, Modern Languages ​​with Business Management BA, Money, Banking and Finance BSc, Money, Banking and Finance BSc, music, Music BMus, Natural Sciences BSc / MSci, Neurobiology of Psychological Processes, Non Communicable Diseases in International Health, Nuclear Engineering MEng, Nursing BNurs, Palaeobiology and Palaeoenvironments BSc (Hons), Palaeobiology and Palaeoenvironments MSci (Hons), Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacy 5-year MPharm (integrated pre-registration format), Pharmacy MPharm (4 year), philosophy, Philosophy and Sociology BA, Philosophy BA, Philosophy, Religion and Ethics BA, Physical Sciences Foundation Year, physics, Physics (International Study) BSc, Physics (International Study) MSci, Physics and Astrophysics (International Study) BSc, Physics and Astrophysics BSc, Physics and Astrophysics MSci, Physics BSc, Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology BSc, Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology MSci, Physiotherapy BSc (Hons), Policy, Politics and Economics BA, Policy, Politics and Economics with Year Abroad BA, Political Economy BA, Political Economy with Year Abroad BA, Political Science and International Relations BA, Political Science and International Relations with Year Abroad BA, Political Science and Philosophy BA, Political Science and Philosophy BA, Political Science and Philosophy with Year Abroad BA, Political Science and Philosophy with Year Abroad BA, Political Science and Social Policy BA, Political Science and Social Policy BA, Political Science and Social Policy with Year Abroad BA, Political Science and Social Policy with Year Abroad BA, Political Science and Sociology BA, Political Science and Sociology BA, Political Science and Sociology with Year Abroad BA, Political Science and Sociology with Year Abroad BA, Political Science BA, Political Science with Year Abroad BA, Politics, Religion and Philosophy BA, Psychiatry & Psychopathology in the Arts, Psychological Medicine BMedSc - Intercalated Degree, Psychological Medicine Research Design, Psychological Medicine Research Project, Psychology and Psychological Practice MSci (Hons), Psychology and Psychological Research MSci (Hons), Psychology BSc (Hons), Public Health & Population Sciences BMedSc - Intercalated Degree, Public Health BSc, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, Rehabilitation medicine, Religious studies, Research Design - Public Health and Population, Research Methodologies in the History of Medicine, Research Methods in Bioethics, Research Project - Public Health and Population Sciences, Russian Studies and International Relations BA, Social Policy and Criminology BA, Social Policy and Sociology BA, Social Policy BA, Social Policy with Year Abroad BA, Social Sciences, Business and Law - January, Social Work BA, Sociology and Criminology BA, Sociology BA, Sport and Exercise Sciences BSc (Hons), Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science BSc (Hons), Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science BSc (Hons), sports science, Stomatology, The History of Medical Institutions, 1700-1950, The History of Medical Specialization, 1700-1950, theology, Theology and Religion BA, Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics BSc, Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics MSci, Undergraduate (Top-up) degrees in Singapore,  administration,  Cultural studies
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Events  University of Birmingham

For students in their spare time, there are numerous sports sections, clubs and teams. A specially created Student Union directs the work of more than 100 compatriots, craft workshops, clubs and communities of interest, so that every student can find a job for himself and his soul.

Advantages

  • In England, this is the fourth largest university;
  • Classical British education, which is considered exemplary throughout the world, balanced and effective educational programs;
  • Valuable, highly-cited diploma: graduates with ease find work, including in high and managerial positions;
  • Enormous research opportunities, numerous centers and laboratories, many of which were opened directly by staff;
  • An incredibly large selection of specialties for studying - more is offered only at Cambridge University;
  • It is part of the prestigious Russel Group;
  • Is the founder and active member of the prestigious educational organization Universitas 21; also consists of the EUA, Universities UK, ACU, Sutton 13;
  • According to Times Higher Education-2014 - the best educational institution.

It is possible to list the merits and features of the university for a very long time. You can mark a huge campus (330 hectares is occupied only by the main territory), list successful and famous alumni (including two British prime ministers, numerous leaders and top managers, ministers of world countries, 8 Nobel Prize winners) or remember what values ​​belong to the university and available for review to students: original works of Van Gogh, Rubens, Botticelli, Monet, Picasso. The territory is divided into its large Botanical Garden and even has its own railway station, an observatory is working, and the Business School is the oldest in England (it was founded in 1902).

In 2008 the university reorganized its educational system: the number of faculties was limited to 5, which in turn were divided into schools - this is the formula now used by many higher education institutions in the world. A special Birmingham Fellowship has been established, and studies of world significance are being conducted (for example, in finding a panacea for cancers). The competition in the university an average of 9 people per place, but students each time prove that they are worthy of studying here: it was the students of Birmingham University who invented the first microwave device (1940) and the modern look of big tennis!

Equipment  University of Birmingham

Over the past 5 years, the university has spent more than £ 70 million on renovation of buildings and residences, the construction of new educational facilities, and the computer and technical equipment of the campus has also been updated. Birmingham University is proud of its huge library: it has more than 2.5 million books and 3 million manuscripts of different value, plus each department has its own library with specialized literature, teaching aids and books.

A separate computer network has been built and established here, the total number of points reaches 16 thousand! High-speed internet is available in all campus locations, including each residence room.

The sports infrastructure is also excellent: there are numerous fields and grounds for team games and individual classes (both outdoors and indoors), a spacious swimming pool, more sports sections, clubs and teams.

Term dates and fees

The cost of the programs of the University of Birmingham is:

  • preparation for IELTS, 4 weeks = 2530 £
  • summer school of English: 3 weeks = 705 £, 6 weeks = 1410 £
  • academic courses, 1 trimester (11 weeks) = 2530 £
  • Presessional Course (pre-session courses): 6 weeks = 1410 £, 10 weeks = 2350 £, 15 weeks = 3525 £, 20 weeks = 4700 £
  • International Foundation Program (business, art, social and human sciences) = 9880 £ / course
  • International Foundation Program (engineering sciences, exact sciences, natural courses - physics, chemistry) = 12800 £ / course
  • Bachelor's (business, humanitarian courses) = 9880 £ / academic year
  • Bachelor's degree (engineering and natural sciences) = 12800 £ / academic year
  • Master's (business) = from £ 12250 to £ 13600 / year
  • Master's (humanitarian courses) = 9880 £ / year
  • Master's degree (engineering and natural sciences) = 12800 £ / academic year
  • MBA = 17200 £ / year.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

The requirements for applicants are higher the more difficult the course they are applying for.

1) Preparatory programs (for graduates of Russian schools)

  • Age from 17 years
  • Secondary education certificate with an average score of 4.5
  • The results of the English language test (IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 520), for applicants for legal specialties higher - IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550.

2) Undergraduate

  • Age of 18 years
  • Test results in English: for the Faculty of Law - IELTS 7.0 (from 6.5 in each block) , TOEFL 600 (computer test - from 250), TWE 4.0. Engineering and science specialties - IELTS 6.0 (from 5.5 in each block), TOEFL 550 (computer test - from 213), TWE 4.0. Social, computer or business specialties - IELTS 6.5 (from 6.0 in each block), TOEFL 580 (computer test - from 237), TWE 4.0.

3) Master

  • Age from 21 years
  • Test results in English: for the Faculty of Law - IELTS 7.0 (from 6.5 in each block), TOEFL 600 (computer test - from 250), TWE 4.0. Engineering and science specialties - IELTS 6.0 (from 5.5 in each block), TOEFL 550 (computer test - from 213), TWE 4.0. Social, computer or business specialties - IELTS 6.5 (from 6.0 in each block), TOEFL 580 (computer test - from 237), TWE 4.0.

The general list of documents required for transfer to the admission committee includes:

  • A completed application form
  • Bank account statement or other confirmation of financial solvency
  • Reference letters (from teachers, director, class teacher)
  • Certificate of passing an international test in English (accepted by IELTS and TOEFL, passing scores are indicated above)
  • A motivation letter written by the applicant himself
  • Translation of a certificate from a high school or a bachelor's degree (for graduate students) with marks certified by a notary.  If you plan studying for the degree of PhD, you need to also formulate the theme of your future research (thesis) and prescribe the main stages of the work.

Please note that you can send the main package of documents before the time of the language test: the results of the exam in English can be sent later if the admissions committee finds your academic knowledge sufficient. Hardly defined deadlines for filing applications, like deadline, are not fixed - places are filled in as the applications are considered.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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